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President al-Assad and First Lady, Mrs. Asma, start a visit to People’s Republic of China

President Bashar al-Assad and First Lady, Mrs. Asma al-Assad started on Thursday a visit to the People’s Republic of China.

An official reception ceremony was held at Hangzhou International Airport, as President al-Assad and the First Lady were received by Minister of Trade Wang Wentao, Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council of Zhejiang Province, Gong Xiwei, and the Chinese Ambassador to Damascus and his wife.

The honor guard lined up on both sides of the red carpet, and behind them was a large group of Chinese children carrying flags and chanting Chinese national and traditional songs, as two children presented the President and the First Lady with bouquets of flowers.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency